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Spermatogenesis in bald eagles experimentally fed a diet containing DDT

Condor

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Abstract

When Bald Eagles were fed DDT in the diet at the level of 10 ppm (dry weight basis) for periods of 60 and 120 days, there was no interference with spermatogenic activity. Degenerative testicular changes were produced only by levels of DDT that produced abnormal neurological signs and usually resulted in death. Histological examination of these testes indicates that Bald Eagles have a seasonal testicular cycle similar to that reported for many other birds of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Spermatogenesis in bald eagles experimentally fed a diet containing DDT
Series title:
Condor
Volume
68
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1966
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
497-502
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Condor
First page:
497
Last page:
502
Number of Pages:
6